Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate

Name: Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate?

  • If you have an allergy to lutetium lu 177 dotatate or any part of lutetium lu 177 dotatate.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you are taking or will be taking another drug like this one.
  • If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed for at least 10 weeks after your last dose.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with lutetium lu 177 dotatate.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take lutetium lu 177 dotatate with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

How is this medicine (Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate) best taken?

Use lutetium lu 177 dotatate as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • It is given as an infusion into a vein over a period of time.
  • Other drugs may be given with lutetium lu 177 dotatate to help avoid side effects.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Call your doctor to find out what to do.

What are some other side effects of Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Belly pain.
  • Loose stools (diarrhea).
  • Hard stools (constipation).
  • Feeling tired or weak.
  • Not hungry.
  • Back pain.
  • Pain in arms or legs.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Neck pain.
  • Headache.
  • Dizziness.
  • Change in taste.
  • Anxiety.
  • Hair loss.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

How do I store and/or throw out Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate?

  • If you need to store lutetium lu 177 dotatate at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about lutetium lu 177 dotatate, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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